Events 2004-05

WAR, MILITARY OCCUPATION AND REFUGEES: IMPERIAL ENCOUNTERS FROM THE DANUBE TO THE BLACK SEA 1860-1918
Friday, February 4, 2005

Session 1: 10:00am – 12:00noon Empires and Refugees in the late 19th Century
Expulsion, violence, and the imagination: Muslim refugees on the Ottoman frontier
Charles King [Georgetown]
The Emigrant Commission and the Ottoman resettlement of refugees from the Caucasus and Crimea, 1860-1880
David Cuthell [Columbia]
Refugees and the Bosnian crisis, 1875-1878–the Habsburg response
Jared Manasek [Columbia]

LUNCH

Session 2: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
 Imperial Armies and Civilians in the First World War
The Ottoman army, irregulars and civilians in the Russo-Turkish war (1876-78)
Odile Moreau [Zentrum Moderner Orient(Berlin)/Centre d'Histoire de l'Islam mediterraneen (Paris)]
Comparing Occupations: Russians in Galicia (1914-15) and Germans in Ukraine (1918)
Mark von Hagen [Columbia]
Ottoman strategic objectives in the Caucasus during WWI and the myth of Panturanism
Michael Reynolds [Harvard]

All are welcome.
You will help us by notifying Mark Mazower or Giuliana Chamedes if you plan to attend.
This event is co-sponsored by the Harriman Institute and the Middle East Institute.



OCCUPATION AND EMPIRE: A ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION
Friday, February 25, 2005: 10am-12:30pm

When is an occupation not an occupation? In what circumstances is the term used and which logics – historical, military, legal, political – shape this use?
Can occupation as a conceptual category form part of the analysis of colonial rule in areas such as western Africa or southern Asia? This informal discussion will explore these and related issues from a variety of comparative perspectives. Speakers will include Richard Bulliet, Greg Mann, David Edelstein [Georgetown] and Susan Pedersen. All are welcome.

GERMAN OCCUPATION POLICIES IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR
a talk by Isabel Hull [Cornell]
April 1, 2005: 10am-12noon

 

WHOSE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY? UNIVERSALISM AND THE LEGACIES OF EMPIRE: A CONFERENCE
April 29-30, 2005
Room 1501, 15th floor IAB
School of International and Public Affairs
420 West 118th Street, New York, NY 10027

Friday April 29, 2005

9.50-10.00
Introduction
Mark Mazower [Columbia University]

10.00-12.00
Panel 1:
 International Law and Community in the Age of Imperialism 
chair: Mark Mazower

Empire, International Community and the Victorians
Duncan Bell and Casper Sylvest [University of Cambridge]
Universalism, Nationalism and Empire: International Law in 1871 and 1919
Martti Koskenniemi [University of Helsinki]
Sign, Super-Sign, and the Translation of International Law in the 19th Century
Lydia Liu [University of Michigan]
commentator: Anders Stephanson [Columbia University]

LUNCH Randolph Room Faculty House [for participants]

2.00-4.00
Panel 2: 
The League of Nations and the Hierarchies of Colonialism
chair: Mahmood Mamdani [Columbia University]

Ideas of Colonial Governance and the League
Susan Pedersen [Columbia University]
The Wilsonian Moment: Internationalism and Anti-Colonialism
Erez Manela [Harvard University]
Japanese views of the League: the Racial Equality Clause and After
Naoko Shimazu [Birkbeck College London]
commentator: Frederick Cooper [New York University]

COFFEE 

4.30-6.30
Panel 3:
 Universalism and Ideology
chair: Charles Armstrong [Columbia University]

The Soviet Conception of Internationalism: Comintern versus the League of Nations
Jonathan Haslam [Cambridge University]
Against Universalism: German International Law under the Swastika
Michael Stolleis [University of Frankfurt]
The Idea of an American Century
Alan Brinkley [Columbia University]
commentator: Stephen Kotkin [Princeton University]

Saturday April 30, 2005

10.00-12.00
Panel 4: Race, Rights and Empire in the Era of the UN
chair: Anders Stephanson [Columbia University]

The United Nations and Human Rights: Ambiguous Origins
Ken Cmiel [University of Iowa]
Smuts, the UN, and the Problem of Race
Saul Dubow [Sussex University]
The Japanese road to Bandung: Imperialism, Regionalism, and Internationalism in Asia, 1943-1955
Jessamyn Abel [Columbia University]
commentator: Richard Wilson [University of Connecticut]

LUNCH Randolph Room Faculty House [for participants]

1.30-3.30
Panel 5: Making the World Modern
chair: Gregory Mann [Columbia University]

Seeing Beyond the State: Population Control Movements and the Problem of Sovereignty
Matthew Connelly [Columbia University]
Binay R. Sen, the FAO, and Forecasts of Catastrophic Famine In Asia
Nicholas Cullather [Indiana University]
The Birth of Development: How the United Nations’ Specialized Agencies Have Shaped the World
Amy Staples [Middle Tennessee State University]
commentator: Akira Iriye [Harvard University]

4.00-6.00
Panel 6:
 The International Community: the Long View
chair: Victoria de Grazia [Columbia University]

Imperialism, Nationalism, and International Organizations
Akira Iriye [Harvard University]
The Civilised and the Barbarian: Rules of War, 1870-2004
Pieter Lagrou [Université Libre de Bruxelles/IHTP Paris]
The International Community and the Middle East: from Vienna to Washington, 1815-2005
Rashid Khalidi [Columbia University]
commentator: Jean Cohen [Columbia University]

Department of History, Columbia University, New York